By AOPA ePublishing staff
Robinson can’t make enough helicopters. The Torrance, Calif., company has raised the bar once again by claiming a new industry record.
In 2007, Robinson says it manufactured 823 new helicopters, the most civil helicopters ever produced in a single year by one company. It shattered its previous record of 806 in 2005. Robinson also broke the record for production of a single helicopter model in one year with 664 four-seat R44s. It finished the year by producing 159 two-seat R22s.
With strong sales projected for 2008, Robinson is working on increasing its production rate, which currently averages 18 new helicopters per week.
February 6, 2008